“Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”
― L. Frank Baum
Share a tale about a new beginning. What will your story be?
Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth.
My favorite things often have a story behind them and are usually handmade or discovered at a flea market.
“I think Heaven will be like a first kiss.”
― Sarah Addison Allen, Continue reading “First kiss –Week 6”
“As they shook hands, Conrad noticed Louis’ blue eyes and a powerful feeling struck him in the chest. He’d never seen those liquid blue eyes before…except behind his father’s spectacles…and in the mirror.
Conrad, The Last Lord of Paradise––Generation Five”
― Vivian LeMay
Do you have family photos? Which ancestor do you or your children resemble the most?
Week four – Find family members who maintain an uncanny resemblance!
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.
As you begin your new year, write about a favorite achievement that inspired you or made a significant difference in your life. Continue reading “Achievements — Week 1”
Who wants to preserve family memories for those who follow in our footsteps?
As I reflect on this past year of my writing challenge, 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, I have a sense of pride and a sense of accomplishment. For once this challenge ends, I will have 52+ stories about my family. Through this writing adventure, I have discovered so much about my ancestors and even a little about myself, and I hate to see it end! Now, I have created a new writing challenge for 2018, but this time, I believe writers should also include more personal narratives to add their family history. To keep me moving forward on this journey, I have started a new writing challenge called My Tales. It would be fun to have family bloggers join in with this writing adventure. Who is with me? Continue reading “My Tales — A Writing Challenge to Preserve Family Memories”
Memoir, poetry, & writing theory
the stories behind the pictures, and vice versa
Poetry, lyrics and other words...
Nature, Animals, Books, and Music to motivate and inspire
Helping others discover their roots
“There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: One is roots, the other is wings.” Teaching children values and giving them the opportunity to excel is essential to good parenting. However, I feel I must also provide my children (and myself) insight into the ones who came before us: our ancestors whose lives and stories have shaped us into who we are. This is my journey; these are their stories…
~creating a legacy through story genealogy
photos and thoughts for sharing
“And suddenly you know...it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of new beginnings” ---Meister Eckhart
Alan Grace's blog
A sailboat, a couple, and their little dog too.
The Daily Online Genealogy Newsletter
explorations on the journey of living
From the Existential to the Mundane - From Poetry to Prose
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